Perth 1970's - 1990's
To continue the celebration of a round number (100 000), here's a mix tape from an earlier theme I've been running - bands from my home town of Perth, Western Australia.
Sadly my collection of vinyl singles are locked away in my house in Perth (I'm living in Brisbane now) and many of the classics and treasures are inaccessible. So all I have to post are tracks from the CDs and few vinyl albums I have with me or have acquired recently.
This mix is of bands from Perth from the 1970's through to the end of the millenia, when I had already left Perth and moved to Sydney. This mix moves from punk to pub rock, surf instros to post-punk, guitar pop and more. This is only the surface of some of the great music that has come from, and continues to be created in, Perth - the world's most isolated city.
Most of these bands I saw live, many I saw numerous times, some I just liked, others I played in, or played gigs with. But it will give you an idea of how vibrant the Perth music scene was. Check out the links if you want to find out more about any of these bands.
Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs
The Early Hours
The Holy Rollers
(this is the link to a zip file containing all of the songs listed above)